“With uncertainty over how the legislation will ultimately impact hospitals from a financial standpoint, there will be added complexity to how hospitals respond to the demand for more nurses. We expect hospitals will increasingly turn to agency nurses...
Stafford, VA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
Nurse staffing agency, FlexRN, announces its plans to help agency nurses prepare for expected impacts of the newly adopted U.S. Health Care Reform legislation. With greater access to healthcare being facilitated by the legislation, FlexRN anticipates an increase in demand for agency nursing among hospitals and urgent care providers. Because of this, the company is stepping up efforts to help nurses understand how the legislation may affect their nursing careers.
Current healthcare reform legislation indicates that more patients are likely to seek healthcare, which will create a higher demand for nursing services. Typically when nursing services are in high demand nurses gain greater control over their careers. In this case, FlexRN anticipates the nursing demands to be filled more by agency nurses, and less by staff nurses. As such, the company seeks to help agency nurses leverage the opportunity to build a beneficial career – for themselves and the hospitals they serve.
Executive Director of FlexRN, Diana O’Toole-Moncure, comments, “With uncertainty over how the legislation will ultimately impact hospitals from a financial standpoint, there will be added complexity to how hospitals respond to the demand for more nurses. We expect hospitals will increasingly turn to agency nurses as a way to mitigate uncertainty and remain responsive to patient demands.”
With agency nursing, hospitals can maintain complete flexibility by adjusting their staff counts up or down on a daily or seasonal basis -- without obligation. The right nurse staffing agency can enable hospitals to avoid the average $40,000 cost of hiring a nurse staffer and instead rely on per diem, contract, or travel nurses to fill their needs on demand.
FlexRN will be offering free advice and information to help nurses manage their careers during this new era of healthcare via the company’s website at http://www.flexrn.com.
FlexRN is a nurse staffing agency that is managed by nurses for nurses. The company maintains a strong commitment to put the needs of nurses on par with the needs of hospitals and urgent care facilities to deliver a win-win for both. The company’s per diem staffing opportunities are currently available in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, with additional locations coming soon. Travel nursing jobs are available nationwide. FlexRN nurses are offered standout wages and comprehensive benefits, a personal scheduler, and flexible shifts and hours. Interested nurses are encouraged to visit http://www.FlexRN.com to learn about agency nursing jobs and travel nursing jobs, talk with a staffing expert, or apply to become a FlexRN nurse.
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